How is it the afternoon already? A whole half day has gone by, and no tea yet for me!

I rumage around in my big-bag-o’-tea-to-drink-at-work, and I find.. a little tucked away sample of this! I thought this was all gone, everywhere! shifty eyes yummmMMM!

I am loving this magic bag.

Quick notes: orange cream, roasty toasty, salted caramel ice cream
particularly this ice cream (don’t look, ye of weak wills!):
http://www.jenis.com/products/Salty-Caramel-Pint.html

I also love the feeling of this one on my tongue, both as I’m drinking and after I’ve finished the sip. The movement of flavors across my tongue.. like light in the water, or rolling waves of electricity. Or, as TeaEqualsBliss said it the other day:
flavors that move like a football-stadium-crowd-wave

I’ve found all exquisite teas share this movement, where my tongue feels like it’s changing colors like the lights on a deep-sea jelly-fish. A real treat to have this in my cup at work, and to have it linger so long in between sips.

Bonnie

Now that’s a good one. OK Jellyfish tongue! That’s a cool one. You sound tea drunk!!!! Funny!!!

Spoonvonstup

Not tea drunk now, but perhaps I was when I thought of it! :D The image came to me while drinking some pu’er a few weekends back, and it’s been stuck in my head. How do you describe that feeling?

Bonnie

You mean the feeling the fuzzies or like after novocaine when your tongue is coming alive again? Morphing? I think what you said was quite fine and perfect!
I have tasted wine that was like descending rapidly into a cellar on an elevator through one flavor after another. The tannin in the wine kept tripping me over and over again with the ripe fruit. It was amazing. I counted at least 12 levels that I can remember which pleased the winemaker to no end. I’ll never forget it.

Kashyap

funny you mention Jeni’s as I get to work with them and occasionally add by tea and coffee inputs….she is a lovely lady and its so great that a fellow Ohio business is getting so much love

Autumn Hearth

This is one I really really would love to try, must fine someone with enough that are willing to part with a serving in a swap.

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Bonnie

Now that’s a good one. OK Jellyfish tongue! That’s a cool one. You sound tea drunk!!!! Funny!!!

Spoonvonstup

Not tea drunk now, but perhaps I was when I thought of it! :D The image came to me while drinking some pu’er a few weekends back, and it’s been stuck in my head. How do you describe that feeling?

Bonnie

You mean the feeling the fuzzies or like after novocaine when your tongue is coming alive again? Morphing? I think what you said was quite fine and perfect!
I have tasted wine that was like descending rapidly into a cellar on an elevator through one flavor after another. The tannin in the wine kept tripping me over and over again with the ripe fruit. It was amazing. I counted at least 12 levels that I can remember which pleased the winemaker to no end. I’ll never forget it.

Kashyap

funny you mention Jeni’s as I get to work with them and occasionally add by tea and coffee inputs….she is a lovely lady and its so great that a fellow Ohio business is getting so much love

Autumn Hearth

This is one I really really would love to try, must fine someone with enough that are willing to part with a serving in a swap.

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I generally drink Chinese teas.

I love things that are interesting, that force me to stop and think about and enjoy what I’m experiencing. Even better are those teas you just have to drink with a friend so that the outpouring of tastes and memories find a sounding board in a trusted companion.

I’m into tea as an experience rather than just a thirst quenching beverage. I love to learn- there’s so much to learn about tea.

I also prefer my teas to be exceedingly delicious, if at all possible. Luckily, I have great tea friends and teachers that can hook me up with the good stuff.

Something I’ve noticed about my ratings:
I tend to use Steepster more like Yelp and less like Twitter. I’ll generally only review a tea once in its life (though that review and rating might be edited over time to reflect changes in my own understanding of it).
I do not generally log each tea I’m drinking as I drink, since that feels like a distraction- I’d rather just drink the tea!
I tend to only review teas I really love or that I really did not enjoy. If it falls somewhere in the middle of “meh” and “that was pretty good, I suppose,” then I won’t be compelled to sit down and spend time giving a nice, fleshed out review and rating.
As such, it might seem like I give out high scores willy-nilly. Instead, I’m doing my first round of rating mentally off-site, and presenting only the teas I really want to share with everyone.

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